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Tests find real meat and human DNA in vegetarian hot dogs

By Mason White 6:11 PM October 27, 2015
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By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) Vegetarians in the U.S., are concerned after tests revealed that some vegetarian hot dogs contain real meat and even human DNA.

Clear Labs, a company that tests food products to ensure their quality and safety, revealed that 10 percent of vegetarian hot dogs contain meat.

The company also found human DNA in 2 percent of regular hot dogs and 67 percent of vegetarian hot dogs.

The company found inaccuracies on nutritional labels, with some manufacturers replacing pork and some unexpected ingredients, including chicken and lamb.

“Clear Labs analyzes food at the molecular level to help the world’s best brands differentiate on quality and stand behind their value,” the company wrote on its website.

“Greater transparency yields sharper insights. We are bringing clinical-grade genomic analysis and the best tools in big data to the food industry,” the company also wrote.